Principal's Page

Message from the Principal

April 22, 2017


Greetings Parents, Guardians, and Families of Central Elementary School,


It is with great pleasure that I write this letter of introduction to you as the newly appointed Principal of Central Elementary School.  I joined the Central Elementary School community with more than twenty years of experience in public education.  After holding a variety of clerical positions in the Vale Verde Unified School District in Riverside County while completing my college degree, I began my teaching career at the elementary level, I taught eight years before I transitioned into school leadership.  My administrative experience has been shaped by eight successful years as an Assistant Principal at the elementary level in Gwinnett County, Georgia, after successfully serving two years as an Assistant Principal at the elementary level in Riverside county, California.


I am originally from Southern California, and after making Georgia home for the past ten years, I have recently returned with my mother, my son who is in his last year of college, and my six year old daughter who already considers herself a "California Girl"!


I am elated to be a part of the Central Elementary School community and I am very much looking forward to meeting each of you as we work together to provide our Cougar Cubs with an outstanding and rigorous academic experience, a healthy and fun social climate, and safe and orderly campus and learning environment.


The end of the school year is fast approaching, and I am privileged and honored to have the opportunity to celebrate with you all that you have accomplished as a school community over the past year.


As we look forward to the start of the 2016-17 school year, I look forward to an exciting year of teaching, learning, and growing with our students and working with our phenomenal staff, and you, our parents and community members.




Renee Barnett, EdD





Principal's Initiatives

Reading Initiative


Read, read, read, read….research is very clear that the more a student reads, the better a reader he or she will become.  It is our goal to help all of our students become excellent readers through exceptional reading instruction in each classroom and nightly practice through our Reading Initiative Program.  Each teacher requires at least 20 minutes of reading each night as a regular part of your student’s homework.  Students can read aloud to their parents, siblings, or other family members or younger children can have their favorite book read to them.  Please log the amount of time your child reads nightly on the teacher provided reading log and send it to school with your student at the end of each month.  Our PTO supports this program by awarding each teacher with $50 to spend on their classroom each month they have 100% of their reading logs returned.  Help your child become a better reader and support your child’s classroom by making sure your child reads 20 minutes nightly and turns in his or her completed log each month.